SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern:

The Securities and Exchange Board of India, popularly referred to as SEBI conducts recruitment drive to recruit eligible candidates for various posts within the organization. SEBI has released a notification regarding the recruitment of Grade A officers in various categories. These include IT, General, Official language, Legal, Research, and Civil and Electrical engineering. The SEBI Grade A exam pattern will help candidates prepare meticulously for the exam.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern
SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration of application: 7th March 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 31st May 2020

Mode of application: Online

Date of phase 1 exam: 4th July 2020

Date of phase 2 exam: 23rd August 2020

The SEBI Grade A exam is conducted in 3 phases. these include the following:

  • Phase 1: Online preliminary exam
  • Phase 2: Online main exam
  • Phase 3: Interview

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern:

  • The SEBI grade A exam is a computer based online examination.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • The exam will consist of 2 papers.
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • Correct answer: +1 marks.
  • Incorrect answer: -1/4th marks will be deducted.
  • A sectional cutoff for paper 1 will be decided by SEBI.
Paper Stream Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off
Paper 1 All Streams: General Awareness (Financial Sector) English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning. 100 60 minutes 30%
Paper 2 General Stream: Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40%
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream 100 40 minutes 40%
Research Stream: Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off 40 %

SEBI Grade A phase 2 exam pattern:

  • The phase 2 exam is a computer based online examination.
  • The exam consists of multiple choice objective questions and descriptive questions.
  • The exam consists of 3 papers.
  • The total duration of the exam is 2 ½ hours/ 150 minutes.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 300 marks.
  • The marking scheme is as follows:
  • Correct answer: +1 marks
  • Incorrect answer: -1/4th marks will be deducted.
Paper Stream Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off Weightage
Paper 1 All streams: English (Descriptive Test) 100 60 minutes 30% 1/3rd
Paper 2 General Stream: Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Research Stream: Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off 40 %  

SEBI grade A Phase 2 exam pattern:

  • The phase 3 is a personal interview.
  • Phase 2 exam will carry a weightage of 85% while the interview will carry a weightage of 15%.

For any further details regarding SEBI Grade A Exam pattern check the website at www.sebi.gov.in .

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